27 June 2012



not a matter of choice
more prospects of maturity
that is yet to be attained

but they’re future things –
scenes glimpsed or guessed
from mutable presentiment 

and yet you’re here and now –
malignant portent supposedly
waiting patiently

right where direst signs lack
authority to make malefic
mayhem out of soured contempt

so you’re biding your time
debating whys and wherefores –
like a prophetic sage
© 29 March 2012, I. D. Carswell